At NYCC, we got to see the trailer for the new mobile, superhero combat game, Marvel's Contest of Champions. It's a super hero combat game for mobile devices. Players fight their way through iconic locations from the Marvel Universe and collect their favorite Marvel super heroes and villains such as Iron Man, Deadpool, Captain America, Punisher, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Thor to build their ultimate team of champions.
The storyline and character bios were written by Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord). The name of the game and idea seem to be based on the Marvel Superheroes Contest of Champions comic series from 1982 that pitted the Grandmaster versus Death in a game to win back the life of The Collector. Both the Grandmaster and the Collector are part of the Elders of the Universe. The three-issue series was done by Mark Gruenwald, John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton and forced two groups of heroes to fight against each other. Like fantasy football except lives were at stake.
Marvel's Contest of Champions will be available for your mobile devices in December.